HAMP-507702: Greek and Roman Provincial coin :

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-507702

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy hemidrachm of Ptolemy VI Philometor, first sole reign, dating to the period c.180-170 BC. Obverse depicting the diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right. [ΠΤΟ]ΛEMAIΟΥ-BAΣIΛE[ΩΣ] reverse type depicting an Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, sceptre across shoulder, lotus flower in left field. Cypriot mint. As Svoronos 1396; SNG Copenhagen 293.

Notes:

This is a highly unusual find for Britain, although similar examples have been recorded through the PAS, eg. KENT-298BBB and FAKL-EB9B86.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa 180 BC
Date to: Circa 170 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.6 mm
Weight: 19.93 g
Diameter: 31.2 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Amelia Dowler
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 664

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Hemidrachm view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Ptolemy VI
Mint or issue place: Cyprus
Obverse description: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right
Reverse description: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, sceptre across shoulder, lotus flower in left field.
Reverse inscription: [ΠΤΟ]ΛEMAIΟΥ-BAΣIΛE[ΩΣ]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
To be known as: Horndean

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 3 months ago

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